Syria offers amnesty to deserters and draft dodgers
It gave them several months to report for duty without facing punishment.
Venezuela confirms suicide of councilman linked to attack on Maduro
“Alban requested to go to the bathroom and jumped from there,’’ said Saab to the Venezuelan state television.
China bans imports of pigs, wild boars from Belgium, Japan
China also ordered the return or destruction of products shipped from the two countries, customs said.
Trump seeks to dismiss Stormy Daniels lawsuit over hush money agreement
Michael Avenatti, who represents Ms Daniels, has said keeping the case alive serves the public interest
EU demands inquiry into killing of Bulgarian Journalist
30-year-old Viktoria Marinova was raped, beaten and suffocated to death.
Taliban urge Afghans to boycott polls, reject peace talks
The Taliban also demanded a complete withdrawal of foreign forces as the only solution to end the 17-year-old war.
5,000 people now missing in Indonesian quake, tsunami
It was an indication that far more may have perished in the twin disaster than the current toll of fewer than 2,000.
Mayor of Philadelphia berates Trump for unprecedented spread of misinformation
Since he was elected president in 2016, Mr Trump has constantly attacked the American press.
UN chief urges peaceful, free, fair elections in Cameroon
Nine candidates are contesting the elections to the country’s highest body on Sunday.
US Congress calls on Liberia to implement truth commission’s recommendations on war crimes
The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously passed a resolution.
Wife of former Malaysian PM charged with money-laundering
Rosmah Razak faces a total of 17 counts of charges under Malaysia’s anti-money laundering law.
Lightning kills 3 children, injures 72 others in Uganda
The lightning struck a primary school in the northwestern part of the country.
Britain says Russian military intelligence behind host of global cyber attacks
Russia has repeatedly denied the charges.
Mining firms say Zambia’s tax hike plan will ruin economy
Zambia said last Friday it will introduce new mining duties and increase royalties to help bring down mounting debt.
India facing “economic crisis” due to huge oil imports – Minister
The partially convertible rupee has lost about 13 per cent against the dollar since the beginning of the year.
Facebook’s lead EU regulator opens probe into data breach
This is its worst-ever security breach, given the unprecedented level of potential access.
Iran to defeat America by overcoming sanctions – Ayatollah Khamenei
Iranian Supreme Leader says the country will defeat America.
Seven Turkish soldiers killed in Kurdish militant attack – Sources
Violence in the largely Kurdish southeast has escalated since the collapse of a ceasefire in 2015.